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editor’snote JUN 12 | VOL 8 | ISSUE 5 INSIGHT FOR BUSINESS ON THE RISE EDITORIAL STAFF John Unrein | Editor Joanie Spencer | Managing Editor Bob Sims | Staff Writer Timmy Trabon | Online Editor Lauren Ferguson | Designer SALES STAFF Troy Ashby Associate Publisher/Sales Lily O’Kane Classified Sales Representative PUBLISHING STAFF Charles S. Sosland Chairman L. Joshua Sosland Vice-chairman Mark Sabo President & Publishing Director John Sonderegger Publisher Melanie Hepperly Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer Don Keating Audience Development Director Sadowna Conarroe Design Services Manager Steve Piatt Classified Designer Dana Holt Manager of Directories & Databases Carrie Fluegge Director of On-line Advertising & Promotions Jon Hall Director of e-Business Nora Wages Advertising Manager Sharon Alexander Advertising Materials Coordinator Marj Potts Digital Systems Analyst Becky White Manager of Advertising Design Judy Arnone Circulation Manager Taré Torres Promotions Manager How Consumers Eat When Harry Balzer of The NPD Group first began a 26-year ongoing investigation into the ever-changing habits of what and how consumers eat, they came to a startling prediction: Supermarkets might not exist in another three or four decades. Fast-food chains and casual-dining restaurants like Olive Garden were bursting on the scene at a fast and furious pace, prompting Balzer and his team of research analysts to wonder if someday consumers would not bother to cook at home ever again. That was then, and this is now. Supermarkets, of course, survived and prospered through innovation and reinvention. The instore bakery and deli evolved, as well, to the point where consumers today can find everything they need to eat at the supermarket and not have to cook at home. Balzer, a speaker at the recent FMI 2012 Food Retail Show, shared the latest findings from NPD’s Eating Patterns in America research and spoke about where trends are headed today. “Seventy-two percent of all meals now are obtained from home,” he says. “We’ve been moving back home for a decade.” If this comes as any surprise, consider this fact: “The easiest way for consumers to control their food budget,” Balzer says, “is to use restaurants less.” This month’s cover story takes an in-depth look at key trends affecting the future of the instore bakery and deli business, and what consumers are really eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We trust you will find this latest research to be enlightening and profitable to your bottom lines. John Unrein INSTORE BUYER (ISSN 1554-348x) Volume 8, issue 5 is published 10 times a year, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct and Dec by Sosland Publishing Co., 4800 Main Street, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64112. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of inStorebuyer - June 2012

inStorebuyer - June 2012
Editor's Note - How Consumers Eat
Table of Contents
Frontline News - CSM to Divest Bakery Supplies
Frontline News - Register for All Things Baking
Frontline News - Chang wins Supermarket Chef Showdown
Frontline News - Haggen Hires Bakery Director
Frontline News - Kings Unveils Innovative Store
Frontline News - Culpitt Ltd. Wins Queen’s Award
Frontline News - Consumers Watch Sodium Intake
Food Serivce Retail - Minimize Sandwiches for Maximum Appeal
Baking & Decorating - Decorate to Win
Bakery Development - Seek New Opportunities with Pies
Deli Development - Specialty Cheese Broaden Appeal
Foods of the Decade
A Price War in Phoenix
Food Safety - Labeling Regulation Poses Burden
Health & Nutrition - Weight Loss Trends
Cheese Corner - Teaching Cheese
Product Trends
Product Showcase
Marketplace Network
Ad Index

inStorebuyer - June 2012